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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Infinality Fonts
  • From: Marguerite Su <i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:25:00 +0800
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On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 4:04 AM, Werner LEMBERG <wl@xxxxxxx> wrote:

CJK fonts used for screen display do contain TrueType hints, at
least for common used ones (both proprietary and open source). So
their sizes are...nearly 20 MB for a single font.

I really doubt that. The files are so large because they contain so
much glyphs.

Can you give me a hint that how large they should be?

eg: Microsoft YaHei/JhengHei, Apple Hiragino sans GB, STheiti and
open source wqy-micro-hei and wqy-zen-hei.

At least for wqy-microhei you are wrong: This font doesn't contain any
hints for CJK characters.

holy crap...seems they cheat on their website...their website said
"hinting information builtin" in Chinese. OMG they're the only Chinese
open source font project...but they cheat?

I extend that cc list to its founder...

some strokes will even a tiny adjustment is a must
(hinting) and the hinting algorithms are important too (at least
freetype's current one can't fulfill the needs), or it'll be even
worse than without hinting.

You are completely wrong, sorry. I'm not aware of a *single* CJK font
which contains hints for that small sizes.

Yes. I'm wrong. You message recalls me that information.

But bitmap displays ugly. so we actually force the minimum font size
for system to 12px like Windows XP did. so I thought hinting is also
available to small sizes like 8px.

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